ADDO NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

Towards the end of our amazing trip in South Africa, Kile & Rebecca (the bride & groom that organised this once in a lifetime trip for everyone!) planned for us all to travel onwards to Addo National Park, which is the third largest national park in South Africa (I mean, it’s seriously huge, covering approx. 444,700 acres…) We had a whole day safari planned, in which our lovely tour guides drove us in search of the hundreds of Elephants that inhabit the park, as well as lions & black Rhinos… needless to say, we had a good day ahead of us!

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It wasn’t long, before some Elephant came wandering upon our path… that’s the thing about a National Park, all these animals that are here – were here before it existed, they go about their life as they normally would have, with just a few spectators – a little different to the Private Game Parks that were constructed and the animals brought in to inhabit them afterwards. Neither is better than the other, but the experience you have, does vary.

We were lucky enough to get quite close & personal with a large herd of Elephant that day. Check out these beauties:

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… and just because it’s not all about the Elephant! This stunning male  Kudo (which is a type of Antelope) that spotted us through the trees, seriously took my breath away. Isn’t he just incredible! We also saw herds of Cape Buffalo, Zebra and Warthogs (that, had the group bust out in Lion King melodies… I’m sure we’re not the first!)

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Look at the Zebra in amongst all of the daisies… I just loved this!

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… and this would have to be one of my favourite photos of the day’s adventures. The things that husband’s can get away with, right? Especially husbands you’ve only had for a week! p.s Kile, you’ve got the binoculars backwards!

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